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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1908.
An evening ncu-sMer published at Columbia,
Mo.. every scUonteay by the Department cf
Journalism oj the University
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I'.iketball. Mi ouii
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THi: .MASSACHUSETTS LAW.
If the bill which Senator V. -M. Me
J.i Iii s.ijs .. i-. ning to iutroduee
sometime dining the next sessimi ,,f the
Legislatuie In tomes a law. it will make
it an oliciise to ;i I t sujv one Imt a
blind man iu making nut hi- ballot. i.Miss Robiictt and Mr. K-tt-. thus n
And that ballot will he -uch that a'Maling the iiiteiestiug -cercf.
poison who taiiuot lead cannot make it Mi-s Rnbiiett is a graduate of Chris
mil. The bill i- to be l..i-ed on the li.ui College at Columbia, and Washing
Maaclm-clls b.iliot law. (ton College at Washington. I). ('.. and
In .Mas;iclni-etts the ballot 11-cd i-Jan aciomplislied musician. Whije a
Illllell like the one generally ll-ed in student in the Ullivcr-itV of Missouri
primaries. First come the name- ..! J she was a nieiubcr of the Pi Ret a Phi
the noniii s tin- goer:ior. wtitten al- Mimiiij. Mr. K-te- is the eldest son
phabelically with the name of each jof Mr. and Mis. .. J. lvste-. As ;l stu-
oiie's p.nty oppo-ite hi- name and just nient of the University he was a m"in-
bevond the name of the p.mv a blank Wv of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and
squaie. The otci nuke- a cm 'a phner on the 'Yar-itv baseball team.
ni.uk in the -quale oppo-ite the name 'i he wedding, which will take place
of the man for whom he wi-he- to , during the Christmas holiday-, will
ote. The names of the candidates for unite two of the oldest and best-known
other olliccs follow with a similar ar t families in Rootic county. Mr. and
raiigt-mcut and in yeais of pn-ideiitial ! Mr-. K-te- will live iu Foil Worth.
elections tin- names of the pii-i.lcntial Te.. whcie Mr. Esti-s will be employed
nominees and electors h-.nl the ballot. In ji live stock couiinission linn.
Such a ballot under -m-li :1 law would
not oil prcM-nt iniicli illegal election
eering among the ignorant but it would j
also facilitate independent, tliimght fill .
oting by intelligent otiT. And. I
whatever political spe.ikcis may :i solicitor for the Oven, seeing the foot- , ' "ring it the novice is prepared to Ite
abotit seratehing the ticket, imlcpcnd Shall man gazing thoughfiilly out of thi'l"'11 """ practice of medicine.
cut otcis ami the demand for inde
p'.'iidfiit voting hae. in recent eais.
forced the political parties to put up.
more conscientious and moie capable
men. with the result that the -landanl
maintained by our public olIiciaK is in
general growing better.
I'lider the present s,tem the 111.111
who scratches does s(, at a disaiUau-
tage. lie inns the risk of invalidating
his vote, a risk which cannot allect the
man who votes straignt whether In
dues so conscientiously or through ig
norance or prejudice. Thus a premium
i put on the paitisan's vote.
Another thing, when a voter h.i not
fully made up his mind beforehand, it
is much easier for him to vote for the
nominee about whom he is doubtful, if
the name of that nominee appeals lined
up with the names of others for whom
he vvihes to vote, than it would be if
the name was written among tho-e ot
other candidates for the same ollice.
With tin- new ballot such a thing as 0111
iii.iu pitiini .iiioiiici iio..uj;ii "
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unknown. It would place each man on
his merits and put the commonwealth
or count rv before party.
This reform seems bound to come
even if the 111 xt Legislature does not
adopt it. For with the record of nunc
than seventy p -r cent of the voters iu
the it-cent elect ion having scratched
their ticket- iu one way or another, and
with the power of the initiative and
referendum in their band-, then- appear-
to be no way of stopping it.
man who i s( ahsurdlv h.ippv
over the fact that his girl has just s.iid
"yes." ha odds of Pi to 1 for a happy
marriage. If he lo-e- with such odds
in his favor, he may try again.
Civilization has progressed rapidly in
the lat few centuries. Henry VIII ot
England had a dillicult time to divorce
Catherine of Aragon in order to marrv
Anne Holey n. Now. if tin- husband
smokes his cigar at home, the wife get-
divorce on the chaige of abu-e. It
hi- smoke it at the club, the plea i
Reports of diorce suits form the
ino-t interesting part of the daily
newspapers. The letters of the hus
band to his allinity are printed in full.
taking tin- place of the old-fjshioned
letter writer with it- formal phrases.
1'liOM- who imitate the magazine
-iurt store sinil fall iii Ioe at lir.-l
t ' y ,(t u . j.aillv disap-
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' DOIlltcil. Ill fiction tlieV live lliippiiv
'evir after, imt we are not informed a
to whether they live together for any .Varillo. bring before the American peo-len-tli
of time! Possibly it is better I'"' t-lisit $300,000,000 will have been
to love a husband and then lose him
than to be a bachelor girl with only a
eat or dog to love.
In the West where husband and wife
see each other every day. the divorce
rate i- very hisih. In Xew York the
hubaiHl works all summer in order to j ' '""'e ln-en squandered without re-L-......
1.; -:f 5n lnvnrv nf flu. i.:iImn. - the treacherous canal will have
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resort. In the winter she goes to
Florida for l.er health, while her hus
band still keeps working at his office.
.She is satisfied since her bills are paid.
He doesn't get a divorce since his wife
keeps him in good humor with her
cliarmini: love letters.
Love is not always the cause of mar-
riage. in tiie .orlli tne nmnmous gin
may marry the man who can ofTer the
nio-l money or the highest social po-i-
itioii. J11 the ."south tlie negro man mis
i !'r' v the ',,'-k.v i''l' who can take ,
I j,, the mo,t washings and thus iVcd'
' u.d clothe him while lie goes hunting
I Tin- happiest mariiages arc those
, v here the couple has quarrels. tlirow
!i-hos at on.- another and then makes
up and ate sweethearts until time to
git mad at each olher again.
III- engagement of mania-v of
Miss Kilic! Robm-ft and .lo-enh
Moutcith K-tes was auiiounced
.this afternoon at a luncheon given to a
lew of Mi-s Riibuett's intimate gill
'friends at the home of her parents. Mr.
laud .Mrs. Davhi Anderson Rohnclt. The
diH-iir.it ions were sngufcstivi- of Christ -
iims and the odor scheme red aiid(
Kieen. After the lii-t toiirse each guest
d'-ew b a red ribbon a heart shaped
. e:.id fiiiiii beneath the cat nation ecu
Itirpiccc. This turd bore the names i
TnT n Aran thf
"What's worrying you?" inquired the
'window. "Anything wrong I"
1 "Xothing much." sighed the latter.
turning his attention to the breakfast
food. "Merely a problem in traiispor-
j "You're not taking economics, are
jyoni" a.sketl the Arts student.
( "Xo." replied the football man. hak -
jng his head. "I'm only wondering how
, 'm going to get home for Christmas
,, money I spent hist Thanksgiving."
"That must be an illustration of the
future complex civilization, referred to
by President Hill in his inauguration
speech." grinned the wag.
"It happened this way." continued
the football man. without heeding him.
"I had a hunch that we were going to
beat Kansas. . I "
"Well, don't expect sympathy from
me." warned the Junior "Medic". "I
haven't forgotten the part of his speech
that refericd to gambling in University
'Betting upon ones opinion- isii t
.rambling, argucil tin- freshman.
"Well, in some eases it might lie !
-ailed insanity." granted the ".Medic." I
Ihe conversation tinned to the torch-
lor a pioneer elloit it was all
light." as-cnted the Arts student.
"Did vou fellow-- hear what Presi
dent Schurman said about the affair?"
asked the red-headeil "Soph" with the
wait 011 his no-e.
"Retter tell lis." urged the solicitor.
"I was so busy keeping my torch lit
that 1 didn't hear the speeches."
t.c -a... u,epa,ae a a par. o, ,
college t-iiiicaiiou. i-xpiaiucil l lie
"We were iu good lompany then."
remarked the wag.
"How do you mean?" asked his
"Rccaiise we were among educational
'lights.'" finished the wag. heading for
tne tioor. 1
The American, like all fighters, like
all conquerors, does not know what
pity is. I have never seen public opin-
ion stirred by a great catastrophe
where many lives had been lost.
vidtial life is of little value I-i
Krarnle Revue. Paris.
SPIRIT OF THE NEWS
Ill an interview, the former ehief en
gineer of the Panama Canal. Rvnau-
.pent and the undertaking may be a
failure in-tead of solid canal. He lo
cates the vulnerable point iu the site
of the Catun Dam, which has lately
given away in a part that was built
! this year.
Resides all that money which
taken its annual toll of lives. Yester
day a communication was received that
ltM) were killed and wounded near Pan
ama by the explosion of forty tons of
dynamite. Most of t hevictims are sup
posed to 1m Spaniards. The American
people will forgive anything, however.
' t'v J-'' their money's worth
.Mr. Potter Palmer is negotiating for
the purchase of the Choeago Record -Herald,
which she intends to make a
Hioroiigniy Uemocratic paper. It sh.
- 'i'i'l - the Record-Herald will be tin
"'"' really Democratic paper 111 Ullea-
go. I he purchase price is said to be
$2,000,000. Mrs. Palmer will place her
miiis in responsible positions. The
Woman s Sullrage agitation that has
'ecu imported from Kngland may have
tainted this societv leader with the tie
she to boss the bos-i's. She must set'
the ruling power of the press and real
ize that a liewspapei is a more ellective
pan j eaM)ii mail me stump, rer
haps though lit' only wants to sec the
boys tied up ill a respectable business.
Pi esidenl -elect T.ifr. with his family
wil spend the net two month- in At
' hint. 1. !a. lie wil play golf and dic
tate his inaugural address.
The new Congies- to convene March
I wil show a slight Democratic in
1 "ease in both House and Senate. At
the present session the llotts,. has
Republicans and C7 Democrats, the Sen
ate til Republicans and :I Democrats.
After March 4 there will be in the
House 21 Republican and 172 Demo
eiats r0 Republican- and ."2 Demo
crats. Xiiiety-four from the present
Congress will be retiied. The Missouri
delegation will contain si men who are
not at the pic-ent time in ("ongre.
lions to liecoi
Indian who is ambi-
une a doctor, anil
finally a prophet, learns from
his father or other member of his tribe
the name and medical properties of
-line herb. He can also, by presenting
.1 siiHicient number of ponies to a medi
cine man pievail upon the doctor to ini
pait the secret of the herbs to him.
Frequently Indians allege that the
secret is revealed to them in a tlicani
or by a bird or an animal. After pro-
Success in their opinion is only pos
sible with the aid of the fJreat Spirit,
and in order to invoke the help of the
supernatural they resort to various
For instance, there is the practice- of
ascending a bulte or other elevation
::'"d lying with the face to the ground
1 for several days without food or until
I they are completely exhausted. During
Ithis period they profess to have been
'taught some song, or the (Jreat Spirit
' converses with them through a weed
bird, wild animal or reptile,
They frequently allege that wolves
j come to them and howl and that thev
understand what the animals say.
j While treating a patient they place
tobacco in the little pouches which
they tie with sinews. These are paint
ed brilliant colors ami fastened to willow-
sticks about the size of the shaft
of an arrow, but somewhat longer.
Occasionally as a substitute for these
totems strips of flannel are fastened to
the tops of the sticks and permitted to
flutter iu the breeze. The sticks are
aM, jiayly painted and inserted iu the
l.ro,M1( or crevice
of rock on top of a
This i- d
lone to gain favor with the
jtlreat Spirit and secure his assistance
in making their practice successful or
j curing the patient under their charge.
The tobacco or flannel constitute, in
tact, votive offerings ami the custom
I is no doubt of Oriental origin.
1 They have, of course, iu the mean
time, given the patient a concoction of
I1I0,:cinp ,,, fr,m , ,,,, or j
which they especially use. the offering
to the Oreat Spirit being simply sup
plemental to the giving of medicine,
but nevertheless considered a necessary
After a novice succeeds in effecting
a sudieient number of miraculous cures
, to render him famous he adds prophecy
to his curative attainments and makes
predictions as to events which will oc
cur in the future. Denver Field and
l Representatives of Kansas colleges
j,.. fixe,l March 12 as the date of The
Indi-,statp oratorical contest. The contest
w;n j. )vt ; Ottawa. Nine colleges
(The UnlTersitr Missourian Invites contri
tuitions, not to exceed 200 words, on matters
of University Interest. The name of the
writer i-uould accompany such letters, but will
not be printed unless desired. The Univer
sity Missourian does not express approval nor
disapproval of these communications by print
Win AH Events.
To tin- Editor of the t'uhersity Missourian:
Missouri will have ten chances this
winter and spring to retrieve the blot
on her athletic escutcheon received
Thanksgiving day. It is probable that
ill four basket ball games, four base
ball games and in two track meets we
will meet Kansas. Let us win them
all. E. A.
Provide a Better Hall.
To the Editor of the fnlverslty Missourian:
The football reception demonstrated
again the great popularity of dancing
in the University. The crowd in Aca
demic Hall reminded one of High School
Day. Since the gymnasium can
rarely be secured, it would seem that
a better hall should be provided.
R. E. M.
Label the Gowns.
To the Editor of the fnlverslty Missourian:
If the gowns in the Academic pro
cession hail been labelled as to degree
and Luiverity. the student might have
been enlightened. Hut as it was the
gaudier the gown and the greater the
variety of colors involved, the more im
portant the student ll ght the weaicr.
Cloak Room for Men.
To the IMItor of Ihe ITnlTrrsIty MIsotirinn:
The need of a lounging loom for
men iu Academic Hall is becoming more
and moie apparent eery day. Men
have to take their overcoats and hats-
wit h them to class rooms and when
the class i- crowded the-e articles of
appaiel often lind a resting place on
the floor. The girls haw a number ot
rooms where they tan put away their
wraps and lounge about until class
Now. why can't the men have the
same coiiM'uii nee': They outnumber
the women three to one. If the matter
would be brought before the boaid of
curators at it next meeting, the board
would probably look into the need for
such a room and the reu!t would be
the L'niver.sity men would have a con
genial place to spend the time between
classes and a lounging room that would
ohiatc the attraction of the tip-town
pool room for the men. L. R. S.
Stop the Knockings.
To the Editor of the fnlverlty Missourian:
The anti-Mouilaw agitation has
reached a point where every loyal Tiger
supporter must have convictions on one
side or the other. While I have no
personal interest in the matter save the
desire for fair play, and for Tiger suc
cess. T hope I may be allowed space to
consider some of the phase of the dis
cussion. It is to be noted that the most bit
ter criticism comes from men who knovv
the least about football, or who have
some fancied grievance against the
coach. It is charged that lack of in
terference tine, of cour-e. to poor coach
ing, is responsible for defeat. Now. in
terference may mean two dilferent
things Either the formation 011 end
runs for the protection of the runner,
or general "helping spirit." The first
is due to coaching, the second cannot
be coached into any team by any coach.
Only the lack of interference, then, on
end-runs and open plays can be con-
snicreil. ihe critics say results count.
Let us see. Missouri made more yards
by end-runs than did K. L. Iowa or
Drake, and Ames' gains were made not
by interference but by the matchless
individual work of the limberts and
Hubbard. Where, then, is the force of
the "interference" arguments?
"Rut." say the critics, "look at the
material." 1 ask "What material?"
Only one man on the Tiger -quad was
considered good enough material to
make the "All-Missouri Valley team."
Xo man on the squad could kick :1"
yards consistently-and kicking would
have won the Ix. U. game. Not a man
on the team but who would have fal
len woefully short of the speed display
ed by the members of other conference
teams. We had good material. I admit,
but not of .such chaiacter as to guar
antee a winning team, even with the
best of coaching.
Monilaw is admitted to be a great
trainer, even bis worst enemies admit
that he is a great theoretical master
of the game, ii-w would care to as-ail
the excellence of his open formations,
yet they ay he is not practical, he
has not played the game. As a matter
of fact, tho' barred fiom inter-collegiate
contests, la- has played more years
of football than any two men on this
And as to his record. In his three
years' work here Kansas has crossed
our goal line but twice a record un
equalled by any three year in our his
tory. For the first time for six- years
we have scored on K. U. The time was
when Kirksville held us (! to 0 and
Tarkio Wat us. Those days are past.
We beat teams this year that we would
not have dared to play four years ago.
Next year we will do still lx-tter. So
let's stop the Monilaw anvil chorus.
RORX: To Prof and Mrs. Max Mey
er, a son. Friday. Dec. 11.
Miss Willah AUpaugh left Columbia
Saturday for her home in Sedalia. She
will not return to school this year.
A meeting of the Pike County Club
will be held at S o'clock Wednesday
evening at 004 South Ninth street.
Mrs. lturton Harrison of Xew York
is the guest of Mrs. .1. C. Jones, wife
of the dean of the College of Arts and
Harry Drain-, a student in the Engi
neering Department of the University
of Missouri. hn gone In his home iu
Charleston. Mo. He is not expected to
return until after the end of this se
mester. Del- Deutsche Klub of the University
of Missouri will hold its bi-monthly
meeting in the ladies' parlor of Aca
demic Hall at S o'clock this evening.
A Ihristmas program consisting of
songs will be given.
President W. S. Dcaruiont. of the
Cape Cirarilcau Normal School, who at
tended the inauguration exercises last
week, gave a dinner Friday evening to
the alumni of the Normal who are now
here attending the L'niwTsity.
John Carter, who was called home
two week- ago on account of the ill
ness of his father at Carthage. ie
t Mined to Columbia Saturday to make
final nirnngcliicuts for leaving school
as his father is no better. He departed
again for Carthage Saturday night.
The preliminary debate to select the
members (of 'be University debating
squad will be held next Saturday. The
preliminary will last all day and far
into the night becan-e of the large
number of contestants. The question
is. "Resoheil: That a taiilf should be
levied for revenue only."
The Livingston County Club is pre
paring to give a dance and reception
to the High School pupils in Chillicothe
during the holidays. The club will
meet Tuesday night to make final ar
rangements. The club is working up
a plan. alo. to send the agricultural
publications of the University to every
district school in the county.
J. '. Paxton. who was a student in
the University in ISSS-S'.l. a Phi Reta
Kappa and a Sigma Nil. and is now a
professor iu the University of Oklaho
ma, was a guest in Columbia during
the inauguration exercises. He speaks
enthusiastically of the prospects of the
new University of Oklahoma. The
state has just appropriated $2110.000 for
CIGARETTE IN CHINA
Consul J. C. MeNally. at Nanking,
in a report on cigarette smoking in
"The demand for cigarettes in China
today is only exceeded by that for
kerosene. Xor is this habit con lined
alone to the male portion of the pop
ulation; the females of all classes and
ago. from 10 years up, indulge as
freely and openly iu cigarettes, and
with as much apparent enjoyment, as
do their brothers.
"The introduction of this habit
among the Chinese dates back only a
few years, and its universal spread
throughout the empire has been as
"The manufacturers sav that their
production is up to the standard and
entirely free from opium. The small
cost of cigarettes, which can be
bought from one to a thousand at as
low as one-fourth of an American cent
each, may have something to do
with their universal use; but. what
ever the cause, the cigarette has ap
parently come to stay, has superseded
the cumbersome water pipe hereto
fore so common among the Chinese,
iintl is even Used by opium .smokers,
who find an added pleasure in the
smoking of a cigarette after inhaling
the opium fumes.
"According to good authority, the
monthly sales in Nanking, .lone
amount to 123 cases, of 30.000 ciga
rettes to a case, costing about $21 gold
The increase of the sales iu or
about a foreign settlement could nat
urally be attributed to the influence
of the foreign indulgence, but in Nan
king, with no foreign settlement and
not more than forty foreigners, apart
from the missionaries, the steady in
crease of the sales is, to say the least,
"Tlie unlimited advertising of the
merits of the various brands, through
the medium of flaring posters pasted
on the doors and walls of sacred tem
ples, mission churches, city gates and
walls and other conspicuous places,
attracts the Chinese to the point of an
experimental indulgence, for the poorest
coolie can find the five rash (one-fourth
cent) necessary to purchase a cigarette.
The company practically enjoying a
monopoly of the cigarette trade in China
has Wen compelled to increase its plant
to keep up with increased demand."
t Uiver E. Savior. University of Mis
souri. '02, writes from New York
City: "Allow me to compliment the
staff of the University Missourian on
the appearance and fine illustrations of
Dr. John R. Kirk, president of the
State .Normal 5ihool at Kirksile
writes: "I desire to congratulate the
University of Missouri very heartily on
the impression the new Department of
Journalism is making. Nothing tie
University ever did before has produc
ed such an impression. It i- :t m,
winner and other universities will rap
idly take notice and get into line."
Prof, A. W. Duff, superintendent of
the public .schools at Maugiiiu. nkhi.,
writes: "Will you kindly send its eir
culars relating to the Teachers College
'1 he annual catalogue will be highly ac
ceptable also, as a number of our stu
dents are becoming interested iu the
University of Missouri on account of
reading the daily University Missou
rian." P. V. Collins, editor of the Xoilliue
tern Agriculturist, al Minneapolis,
Minn., the only wcekl farm paper in
the hard wheat belt, writes; " w;,
to congratulate the University o Mis
souri upon its- practical 10111-e in
Journalism. It i- the only coui-i- that
I hae ever examined which has ap
pt.ired lo me as of real practical alue
and I heartily endorse it for iicw-pa-.-i
workers ever wheie."
ONE of the most valued liistni
mcuialities for awakening pub
lic interest in the crusade against
the ili-ea-i- most drt-ail.il by humanity
in this part of the world is the tuber
culosis exhibit, a peripatetic institution
that has been held iu most of our large
cities. It acquaints the public with
the causes r.nd nature of tin- iii:ihnlv
and. what is more to the point, .shows
the conditions favorable to its germina
tion and development and thus points
out the means of pieveiition if not of
Rut the largest and most complete
exhibition of this kind ever attempted
was opened last night tit the Museum
of Natural History in New York city.
It is with great propriety held iu the
metropolis, because it is there acct-s-i-ble
to a larger number of people than
elsewhere ami because it can show the
physical conditions under which the
disease breeds with a larger warning
emphasis. Dr. Koch at the TiiImtcii
losis Congress at Washington said that
New York had more effectively organ
ized for the prevention of tuberculosis
than any othei city in the world, and
he might have added that her need of
doing so as also greater, for with her
reeking slums and but partially reform
ed tenement-house system she presents
a breeding ground for the scourge that
is almost the despair of .science.
In the rooms where this exhibition
is held there is nearly an acre of floor
space ami almut two acres and a half of
wall space, all fully occupied. The
halls have lieen partitioned oir to repre
sent town and country life, mountain
and sea shore, with a handy model to
show how le.st to treat the tuberculosis
patient wherever found. While most
of the exhibitors are from the United
Stutes. Central and South America un
represented and perhaps the best of the
exhibits come from Europe. The ofli
cial exhibit from formally is pronounc
ed the ln-st from an expert point of
The grave problem here dealt with
is 110 longer what used to Ie regarded
a concern only of doctor and patient,
or one simply between science and dis
ease. The value of a realization of the
whole community's interest is alfonlcd
by the exhibit of the work done in
Ireland in fourteen months by the
Women's National Health Association
under the direction of the Countess of
Aberdeen. In that time rapid strides
have been made toward an eradication
f the disease simply by impiessing
upon the people their individual n-
jionsibilities. Ro-ton Transcript.
The Press an Agent of Peace.
I am engaged iu a profi ion which
is stipiio-cd to have a gn-at deal to
do with the making of war and peace.
I have no doubt it is true that news
papers can do more than merely voice
the thoughts and passions of the jm-o-ples.
and now that newspaper work is
beginning to rank with the older profes
sions, with arms, the law. commerce,
the arts and sciences, there is a grow
ing restraint on the part of the writers
and editors that must make for the
world's peace. In my humble judg
ment, the more the newspapers tell the
lietter side of the other peoples the
quicker becomes the international un
derstanding. ISeyond question, there
fore, a newspaper can serve an im
mense purpose, and especially in times
of crisis, by rcniemliering that "a drop
of ink makes millions think.' and that
a "smartly" written article may do
vast damage to foreign relations.
Lord Northcliffe. English Publisher, in